Thank You


The family of Alma Etoile Rice would like to take this opportunity to thank those who played an integral part in her celebration of life service on Friday, May 24, 2019. We would especially like to thank the staff of Newton County Funeral Home for their professionalism and care; the members of First Baptist Church for the delicious meal; Dr.

Gary K. “Sonny” Meador

Funeral services for Mr. Gary K. “Sonny” Meador were Friday at 2 p.m. at Stephens Funeral Home of Union. The Revs. Kevin Meador and William Savell officiated. Burial was in Pickney Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Meador, 83, of Decatur, passed away Monday evening at his residence.

Peggy Bishop

Graveside services for Mrs. Peggy Bishop were held 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2019 at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church. Rev. Thomas Laird officiated.

Mrs. Bishop, age 70, of Hickory, died Wednesday, June 12, at her residence.

Mr. Billie Davis Thomas

Services for Mr. Billie Davis Thomas were held 2 p.m. Friday, June 14, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home Chapel of Union with burial in the Erin Cumberland Presbyterian Church Cemetery. Rev. Mark Vincent officiated.

Visitation was held noon to 2 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

Merita Cherry

Merita Cherry, 70, of Decatur, Miss., passed away Friday at Rush Medical Center in Meridian.

She was born Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1949 in Newton.

Velma Lou White

Graveside services for Mrs. Velma Lou White were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Union City Cemetery. Rev. Chris Shelton officiated. Stephens Funeral Home of Union was entrusted with the arrangements.

Billy Anderson Archie

Mr. Billy Anderson Archie, a resident of Lake, was born Sept. 25, 1953 in Frankfurt, Germany to his parents, the late Mac Burnie and Mary Lee Cooksey Archie. He passed away Tuesday, May 28, 2019 at the University of Alabama Medical Center at Birmingham at the age of 65.

Patsy Ruth Jones

Patsy Ruth Jones, 75, of Hickory, Miss., passed away Thursday, June 6, 2019, at Sumter Health and Rehabilitation in York, Ala. She was born Friday, March 10, 1944 in Chunky, Miss.

Davis Lynn Bowden

Services for Ms. Davis Lynn Bowden were held 11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, 2019 at Milling Funeral Home of Union with burial in the Little Rock Baptist Church Cemetery. Bro. Danny Chaney officiated.

Visitation was held 9-11 a.m. Thursday, June 6, at the funeral home.